General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Medical Reserve Corps


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El Dorado County Health & Human Services Agency, Barton Memorial Hospital, and Marshall Medical Center have developed a local chapter of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) here in El Dorado County.  

The Medical Reserve Corps was created to enlist citizen volunteers to establish an organized pool of resources capable of being deployed to support emergency management systems already in place. The MRC is a support role that provides volunteers (support personnel and health professionals) to augment these services in the community.  

• Physicians  
• Lab Technicians
• Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics
• Nurses
• Respiratory Therapists
• Non Medical Support Personnel
• Dentists
• Mortuary Services
• Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals
• Pharmacists
• Social Workers
• Developmental Service Specialists
• Translators
• Chaplaincy Personnel
• Veterinary Specialists
We are looking for:

 Some of the roles volunteers might fill are:
  • Perform triage and provide care at alternate care sites, hospitals, clinics, and/or medically fragile shelters.
  • Screen patients, administer vaccinations or dispense medications at a county Point of Dispensing (POD) site.
  • Assist Public Health Teams with Community Outreach and Education or medicating or vaccinating home bound and institutionalized patients.
  • Support Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) at neighborhood First Aid Stations/Shelters.
  • Logistic teams: transportation, communications, information technology, food services, security, supplies and set-up, and recovery. 


If you would like to apply to the El Dorado County Medical Reserve Corps, click the link below for the volunteer application, print, sign, and mail to:
El Dorado County Health & Human Services Agency
Public Health Preparedness & Response
2900 Fair Lane Court
Placerville, CA  95667

Apply Today


Upcoming MRC Trainings and/or Volunteer Opportunities:

Please RSVP if you would like to participate in any of the trainings.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Phyllis Houser at:  or (530) 621-7561.